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Psycho Beach Party (2000)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror, Mystery | September 2001 (USA)
Spoof of 1960's Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films stars Lauren Ambrose as Florence Forrest, a not-so-innocent girl in 1960's Malibu who becomes "Chicklet" ... See full summary »



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Spoof of 1960's Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films stars Lauren Ambrose as Florence Forrest, a not-so-innocent girl in 1960's Malibu who becomes "Chicklet" the first girl surfer at Malibu Beach, only Florence suffers from dissociative identity disorder and occasionally her alter ego Ann Bowman, a sexually aggressive, foul-speaking girl, comes out in which during that time several beach goers are found murdered. The suspects include Chicklet herself, surfer Kanaka, B-horror film actress Bettina Barnes, exchange student Lars, and even Chicklet's own mother. Written by Matthew Patay

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Party till you drop. Dead.


Comedy | Horror | Mystery


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Release Date:

September 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Horror na Praia Psicodélica  »

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Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,359 (USA) (4 August 2000)


$265,107 (USA) (8 December 2000)

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1.85 : 1
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When they group discovers the girl in the wheelchair has been murdered, originally Monica Stark was suppose to be talking to Kanaka, but the actor playing Kanaka was off shooting The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000). The scene had to be re-written due to the actors absence. See more »


When Marvel Ann gets her bikini bottoms torn off a flesh patch between her legs is briefly visible. See more »


Florence "Chicklet" Forrest: Of course I know that! It was an accident. But then you never have accidents do you, Mr Perfect?
Starcat: Don't you ever call me that!
Florence "Chicklet" Forrest: What, "Mr Perfect"?
Starcat: You don't know what it's like, having everybody think you're the golden boy - perfectly smart, perfectly athletic. You can't imagine the pressure.
Florence "Chicklet" Forrest: And I thought all those people starving in India had it bad.
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Spoofs Beach Party (1963) See more »


Written by Ben Vaughn
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It's a gas!
16 November 2004 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

Wow - I saw this movie on late-night TV (the only place where you would expect it to shown), and man was it funny! I love spoof movies, and this on did quite nicely. Just the technical aspects of having a modern movie set in the early 60's would be challenging, so hats off to the director. I loved the super cheesy dialogue (Golly gee!), and the characters were both inspired and stereotypical, at east for a 'beach blanket' flick. "I'll be your girl Friday!" says the plucky sidekick. The innuendo and double-entendre's are great, like when the girls are at a scary drive-in movie. "Boys, they only have one thing on their mind.....well, I'm going <to the snack bar> to get a weiner." It was strange seeing Greg from Dharma and Greg here, but what the hell. Backward projection rocks!

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